Asus on Thursday (6 August) launched two new ZenPad series tablets in India, along with three Zenfone 2 series phones.
"We are very excited to bring our latest ZenFone models and all-new ZenPad Series to the Indian market," said Jonney Shih, Asus Chairman.
"These brand-new innovations are each an empowering luxury that strikes the perfect balance of beauty, functionality and performance, and offers Indian consumers a premium user experience tailored to their individual mobile needs," he added.
The new ZenPad 7.0 and 8.0 come with similar hardware except screen size, cameras and battery. The former sports a smaller 7.0-inch display, 2mp camera on the back, VGA snapper on the front-side and a 13Wh Li-polymer cell. The ZenPad 8.0 flaunts a bigger 8.0-inch screen, a 5mp main camera, a 2mp front snapper and a 15.2Wh Li-polymer battery.
They both come with WXGA (1280x800p) LED Backlight display, 64-bit Intel Atom x3-series quad-core CPU, 1GB/2GB RAM, 8GB/16GB storage, 2mp camera, VGA camera on the front and Android 5.0 Lollipop OS out-of-the box.
The company has incorporated DTS-HD 5.1 series premium sound system in the devices, they are the world's first tablets to boast this feature. DTS-HD Premium Sound transforms stereo audio into virtual surround sound, so that users can enjoy incredible, theater-quality audio right on ZenPad, claims the company.
Asus ZenPad 7.0 and 8.0 India price details:
The new Asus ZenPad 7.0 and 8.0 series tablets cost ₹11,999 and ₹14,999 respectively in India.
Key Specifications of Asus ZenPad 7.0 and ZenPad 8.0:
|Models||Asus ZenPad 7.0||Asus ZenPad 8.0|
|Display||7.0-inch WXGA (1280x800p) LED Backlight display with 10 finger multi-touch support
||8.0-inch WXGA (1280x800p) LED Backlight display with 10 finger multi-touch support
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI||Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI|
|Processor||64-bit class Intel Atom x3-C3230 Quad-Core CPU||64-bit Intel Atom x3-C3200 Quad-Core CPU|
|GPU||Mali-450 MP4||Mali-450 MP4|
|Storage Capacity||8GB/16GB (expandable)||8GB/16GB (expandable)|
|Battery||13Wh Li-polymer Battery with up to 8 hours battery life||15.2Wh Li-polymer Battery with up to 8 hours battery life|
|Network||3G (in Cellular variant)||Wi-Fi only|
|Add-ons||SIM slot (separate model), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), DTS HD Premium Sound system, GPS/GLONASS||Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), DTS HD Premium Sound system, GPS/GLONASS|
|Dimensions||189 x 110.9 x 8.7 mm||209 x 123 x 8.5 mm|
|Colours||Black, White, Aurora Metallic||Black, White, Aurora Metallic|